Pair Charged With Attempted Hobbs Act Robbery
James Lee Howard, 40, and Santo Fando Wadlington, 33, both of Philadelphia, were charged by Indictment today with one count of Attempted Hobbs Act Robbery, and one count of using and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.
If convicted, Howard and Wadlington each face a maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment, a mandatory minimum seven years imprisonment consecutive to any other sentence, five years of supervised release, a $250,000 fine and a $100 special assessment.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Manor Township Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Brian K. Fitzpatrick.
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